When a large oil tanker with a broken propeller entered Todd Shipyards in Seattle, Wash., for repairs recently, yard officials moved fast with an innovative plan to get the vessel operable again. To speed up repairs, the tanker was kept afloat and ballast placed in the bow to raise the stern.
A study recently completed by NAV-COM Incorporated gives conclusive proof of the cost-benefits of using electronic mail for teletype message traffic ship and shore. A typical commercial ship can save $7,000-$ 11,000 per year in satellite calling charges,
The MV Union Manta, operated hy the URS Towage & Salvage Union, Ltd., is designed to assist offshore lifting platforms in the construction of oil drilling rigs, oil and gas production plants, storage spars, and other related at-sea construction. The vessel was delivered on March 21,
On the Elbe River, the famous port of Hamburg's Nautical Institute had its final intake this year due to a shortage of prospective students. From now on it will be known as the Hamburg Institute for Ship Handling and Simulation, but for many years it sent highly trained young people to sea.
Joseph H. Carriere, a veteran of 34 years' service with Lykes Bros. Steamship Co., Inc., a subidiary of The LTV Corporation, has been transferred from New Orleans headquarters to the company's San Francisco office as manager of the West Coast Maintenance and Repair Division,
Waterborne U.S.-foreign trade will increase by more than 130 percent, and the U.S.-flag merchant fleet is expected to more than double both its deadweight tonnage and percentage of market share in the last quarter of this century, a study commissioned by
INMARSAT, the international maritime satellite organization, has published a four-color folder containing a dozen fact sheets with detailed information on the services it provides worldwide. Established by international Convention on July 16, 1979,
According to a recent report, beginning this month, charges from $1,075 to $4,300 will be levied by the U.S. Government for each required sanitary inspection of a passenger cruise ship. Several cruise lines objected to the fees, contending that
Aqua-Dyne Corporation of Houston, Texas, has published a 12-page color brochure on their high-pressure jet-blasting equipment used as an industrial surface cleaning tool. Handsomely wrapped in a panoramic view of the Grand Canyon with the caption
—Literature Available The new digital clamp-on instruments capable of measuring both DC and AC current and voltage have been introduced by Amprobe Instruments division of Core Industries, Inc. of Lynbrook, N.Y. Model ACDC1000 measures AC or DC